East Grinstead, West Sussex


St. Mary's CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Our Senior Designated Members of Staff are:

Melanie Collier - Deputy Headteacher (Maternity Leave)

Rachel Thorne - Headteacher

Paula Clark - Acting Deputy Headteacher/ Class 2 Teacher

Our Safeguarding Governor is:

Tim Magson

Our Single Central Record Manager is:

Jayne Bradshaw

Online Safety


We work with your children to teach them how to keep safe in our digital world. The curriculum across the school involves regular learning and reminders about E-Safety.


An enlightening talk for parents by Allister Frost of Wild Orange Media helped understanding of the world the children live in.

Follow the link below to a parent pack and other useful information.

Operation Encompass

The school is part of Operation Encompass working alongside Sussex Police in order to reduce the impact of domestic abuse on children.

If the police attend an incident of domestic violence at the normal residence of one of our pupils we will be informed by email. We will not be told any details other than whether the child was present or not. This is so that as a school we are able to offer appropriate support to the children as they come into school.